• Location

    North West England, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    John McCormick

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    11 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    Sept 2018

Work Location:



To work on Bids

* Prepare fit for purpose cost estimates across all key account areas and project categories that comply with company standards and processes and utilise methodologies appropriate to the project lifecycle stage
* Liaise as required with engineering and other departments to obtain the necessary inputs required for the timely compilation of cost estimates
* Ensure an appropriate Basis of Estimate is adequately documented for all cost estimates together with all necessary underpinnings
* Present and support cost estimates through technical and commercial review process
* Carry out peer review and benchmarking of cost estimates as required
* Support and contribute to the collection & compilation of appropriate estimating norms to support the preparation of reliable & defensible cost estimates
* Train and mentor less experienced staff in processes & tools to ensure cost estimates are prepared in a consistent and standard format across the company

Sound knowledge of all industry recognised estimating methodologies
* Awareness of commercial & contractual arrangements
* Awareness of recognised project management & project controls principles
* Awareness of the application of recognised EVM & risk management principles
* Minimum qualification: Level 2 or 3 Diploma in a relevant discipline or ECITB Certificate in Project Controls
* Ideally working towards membership of the Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

* Minimum of 5 years' experience in the field of cost estimating, cost engineering or quantity surveying in a relevant industry sector (preferably nuclear)
* Knowledge or experience in the use of commercially available estimating software
* Experience in collection & analysis of actual costs with respect to developing norm and parametric based estimates
* Experience in preparation of cost plans and estimates in a multi-disciplinary team environment